Meditation Works:In the Daoist, Buddhist, and Hindu Traditions: Livia Kohn
Based on extensive cultural studies and long years of practice, Livia Kohn creates a new typology of meditation, based on six distinct ways of accessing the subconscious. In a special chapter on each type, she outlines the physiology, world view, and traditional practice as well as its modern medical adaptations and organizational settings. Providing a thorough theoretical framework combined with a comprehensive, analytical overview, the book greatly advances our understanding of meditation. The book is published by University of Hawai‘i Press and Three Pines Press. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Tracy Hundley. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/004206/bk_acx0_004206_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Listen to the tales of the Hindu deities as they´ve never been heard before! Brahma Dreaming is master storyteller John Jackson´s intriguing versions of the legends surrounding the Hindus´ great gods. These are the tales of the Trimurti - the Hindu trinity of Brahma, Vishnu, and Shiva. Brahma Dreaming is divided into three sections representing their continuous forces of creation, preservation and destruction. The work begins with Lord Brahma dreaming the universe into being and from there unfolds an enthralling collection of interconnected tales that span the history of Hinduism. Here are brave princes, divine divas and demon kings, family feuds and epic battles, burning loves and lies, tragic deaths and glorious rebirths. There are tales about dancing elephants, peacock warriors and monkey armies, all narrated by Jackson himself with great character, warmth and wit. A novel for sophisticated listeners of all ages. PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying reference material will be available in your My Library section along with the audio. 1. Language: English. Narrator: John Jackson. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/010805/bk_acx0_010805_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Property Rights of Women - An Appraisal of Hindu Succession Act, 1956:This work deals with the working of Hindu Succession Act, 1956 and its effectiveness on the property rights of women Dr. Parminder Kaur, Parminder Kaur
This audiobook contains an easily accessible overview of the Hindu religion, with a focus on those coming from the Western religions and cultures. While quite a few of us in the west are familiar with at least some aspects of the religion (karma, for instance), most of us lack any real depth of understanding of the complexities and nuances of one of the world´s oldest and most diverse religions. I hope that by listening to this book you can at least begin to scratch the surface of this rich and intricate religion. We will cover the basics of the belief system, including the concepts of karma, reincarnation, ahimsa, and the one Supreme Being. These concepts unite all the various sects of the Hindu religion, as well as all of the regional and familial variations in what is a rich and complex religion. The pantheon of the gods is described, with an emphasis on each god´s function. The rich symbolism present in their depictions is also explored, for a small sampling of the main deities. A full treatment of the symbolism is a subject worthy of a full semester college course. Not only is Hinduism rich in its diversity of gods and goddesses, it is also filled with many different rituals and festivals. Some of the most important rituals that punctuate the life of a Hindu are described. Rituals that are performed for pregnancy, birth, and death are common. Like we are accustomed to in the west, the Hindu religion also celebrates many holidays. I describe some of the most popular. Finally, I give a brief overview of what can only be considered one of the largest collections of religious scriptures in the world. They number over 100, though not all are accorded the same significance. This work is intended to serve as a jumping off point for you to begin your self-exploration of the world´s oldest and third largest religion. Listen to the audiobook today to learn more about this fascinating religion. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Brian Schell. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/054808/bk_acx0_054808_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
A successful right-wing campaign in India to suppress the work of Wendi Doniger, a prominent scholar of Hinduism, suggests that conservative voices are gaining the upper hand in the country’s long struggle between secular liberalism and religious nationalism. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Kevin Stillwell. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/pe/peri/000038/pe_peri_000038_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The Myths and Gods of India:The Classic Work on Hindu Polytheism from the Princeton Bollingen Series Inner Traditions Alain Daniélou
George Sydney Arundale:His Life and Work in the Central Hindu College, Benares (Classic Reprint) B. Sanjiva Rao
Easing into the Bhagavad Gita is the fourth book in the growing Easing Into Collection. Previously part of Easing into the Bhagavad Gita and Patanjali´s Yoga Sutras, this is a newly edited and updated short introduction to what is sometimes called the Hindu Bible. The work features 10 great ideas that define the core meaning of this rich piece of literature. Each chapter poses five questions designed to stimulate group discussion or journal writing, making the work useful in both community settings and for home-based comparative religion study while not overwhelming the curious comparative religion beginner. Ten original poetic responses round out this offering, creating ready-made invocations or closing words. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Rosemary Watson. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/088261/bk_acx0_088261_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Explorer and gifted writer, William Beebe escapes from the violence of World War 1 into the jungle of British Guiana. As a naturalist, ornithologist, marine biologist, entomologist, he finds in the jungle a different kind of violence provided by nature. Beebe´s curiosity, patience and powers of observation focus on and magnify nature’s raw details revealing the huge drama being played out in the tropical jungle. From, his adventures aboard ship, the Hoatzin, a rare bird that never leaves home, hordes of Army Ants on the attack, a snakes crawling at night, the Hindu immigrants who work the plantations, the building of a new road by convicts, Beebe colorfully describes a true adventure observing nature. William Beebe is one of the founders of the field of ecology and an early advocate for conservation. When wrote Jungle Peace, he was the curator of Birds at New York Zoological Park and was director of the Tropical Research Station. Some years later, he was the first biologist to observe deepsea life in the original underwater Bathysphere. There are 11 chapters in Jungle Peace, plus an enthusiastic Review by Theodore Roosevelt.´´ 1. Language: English. Narrator: Andre Stojka. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/lten/000007/bk_lten_000007_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.